A joint congregation celebrated a twinning agreement between St. Mary in the Marsh Parish Council with the French town of Saint-Andre.
The agreement has taken two years to put in place with hard work from both sides of the Channel to ensure some ‘entente cordiale’ between both districts.
The occasion started of with the formal signing of the agreement between the Marsh rural district and it’s new French counterpart.
After the formal signing Graham Allison, Chairman of the Parish Council, welcomed the French contingency. Followed by Nigel Ward, the Chairman of the Twinning Association.
After the formalities had been done the celebrations began, first with some sparkling wine in the church along with canapés, before the entire assembly de camped to the Star in the Marsh pub for a splendid buffet and more free flowing drinks.
Then in the capable hands of Russell Tillson the entertainment began with renditions of sing along music.
The afternoon finished with the dedication of a tree to be planted within the district to commemorate the occasion.
The tree being a symbol of a growing friendship, who’s roots will grow stronger as the years go by, which is surely the aim of this new international partnership!
On November the 21st a quiz night will be held at the Levin Club. Teams of up to six people are invited to attend, the cost is £3.00 per person and includes a ploughman’s supper.
For more information, contact Nigel Ward on 01303 873766